Tetanus Injection

Tetanus injection is also known as tetanus toxoid, is a vaccine given against tetanus. Tetanus is caused by a bacteria called Clostridium tetani, which affects the brain and the nervous system causing painful muscle spasms, particularly in the jaw and neck. Five doses of tetanus injection are given during childhood and the sixth dose during adolescence. Booster doses are given every ten years to maintain immunity.

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Is it necessary to get an injection for a dog bite?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old. I was playing with my friend's dog yesterday. By mistake, the dog's teeth touched my hand, and a little drop of blood came out. Do I did need an injection?  Read Full »


Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your friend has done a vaccination to the dog, then there is no problem. Keep the bitten site clean, wash with warm water and soap. Apply Oxygenated water and Betadine (Povidone Iodine) locally. You can take them over the counter, and there is no need for a prescript...  Read Full »

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